Located on Cape Breton Island, rated second in the world as a travel destination by National Geographic Traveler Magazine, Sydney is steeped in history, including everything from the Marconi National Historic Site, where the first west-to-east transatlantic radio transmission occurred in 1902, to the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, home to the largest collection of artifacts, photos and personal mementoes of the famous inventor of the telephone, to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, the largest historical reconstruction in North America, where you can relive the days of New France in 1744.
Travel the Cabot Trail, named after the famous explorer John Cabot; this 300-kilometre loop surrounding Cape Breton Highlands National Park is renowned as one of the world's most scenic drives. Stop by the Whale Interpretive Centre on the Cabot Trail to learn about the history of 16 different species of whales from the beginning of evolution. Go for a dip in Canada's largest saltwater lake, Bras d'Or Lake. Celebrate with the whole island during the Celtic Colours International Festival as the vibrant fall colours surround you.
The Holiday Inn Sydney - Waterfront is located in the heart of downtown and on the waterfront. Indulge in a Junior Suite, with its oversized fluffy bath towels, cozy terry cloth bathrobes and a breathtaking view of the harbour. Feast on the delicious regional fare at the Highland Mermaid Restaurant. Slide down the 55-foot indoor waterslide, or relax with the jets in the whirlpool.